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Proctor Bolt Lever

Frank Proctor has refined the design of his Bolt Lever.

The Proctor Bolt Lever  is designed to facilitate more efficient reloads for the AR-15. The larger and forward swept bolt release lever is positioned to press and release the bolt back into battery with the support hand thumb after seating a magazine. This allows the support hand to continue to flow forward to the rail or forearm of the rifle to re-establish a shooting grip.

The PBL is CNC machined from a solid piece of 4140 steel and then black nitride finished.


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13 Responses to “Proctor Bolt Lever”

  1. Anthony says:

    So $40 for this vs $30 for the Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch.. Yeah..

    • Sean says:

      And the geissele one is more ambi friendly… yep.

      • SVGC says:

        How dare Frank ask $10 more for a bolt catch than Geissele! This is a slap in the face to the Second Amendment and the ‘Three Percenter’ culture as a whole! You should prolly hop on Instagram and blast this fiend with some dank memes…..This piece is a machined part and not cast. I see several manufacturers that are moving to machined bolt catches for larger caliber AR rifles due to cast bolt catches breaking. I’m not saying throw out the baby with the bathwater, Geissele makes cool ass shit, I love those dudes, and I think the Maritime looks rad, but I think there’s a place for a machined bolt catch and Proctor has decided to be one of those that answered. No big deal.

        • Anthony says:

          That’s cool, I’ve never been opposed to more options for anything. Except this is for a 5.56 gun, which does not have a significant track record of broken cast catches, and this design offers less features than the geissele (which already has a steep price). If you think its worth 40 bones, more power to you. Obviously machined steel is a positive but I think the design is lacking. Just my 2 cents.

          • SVGC says:

            What makes you think this is exclusive to 5.56 ARs?

            • Anthony Felder says:

              The fact that every large caliber AR I’ve ever handled or built uses a bigger bolt catch than a standard 5.56 gun.

              • SVGC says:

                There are several that don’t…

                • Anthony says:

                  yeah, those couple rifles are probably what they had in mind when they designed this catch. Probably why they used a 5.56 bcm for the announcement.

    • HK says:

      Geissele’s paddle angles the wrong way unless you’re left handed. Proctor did it right by extending the paddle forward for easier reach for right handers.

      • Anthony says:

        Agreed. I was referring to the lack of texture and lack of any added surface for the bottom of the catch. I like Proctor’s catch, but my opinion is the features I mentioned are equally important as angling the paddle forward; that and it’s hard to find anything more expensive than stuff from geissele, if your gear costs more that is saying alot.

  2. SG says:

    Your reasoned and measured response has no place here…

  3. Eli says:

    I love adding cool shit to my rifle, but I can’t be the only gearqueer out there that actually thinks the OG bolt catch doesn’t need improvements…

    It’s a cool idea, but without some sort or texture on it I’m going to hard pass.

  4. Troy says:

    Not to be gear junkie, but people might check the dates, but unless I’m mistaken (which could happen) Proctor had his out first for about two years, and there were two versions. The first retro fits over the original bolt catch and screws on. The other version is a complete replacement like this one. This pictured one appears to be an updated/modified version of his original. Geissele’s is newer and recently just came out. As previously mentioned, Proctors is angled correctly with the direction of movement following the reload, Geisselle’s isn’t. Both are priced steeper than I’d like, but fundamentally Proctors appears to be a better design, and concept focused.